Monthly Archives: November 2015

Magnetic drug targeting and nanoparticle size


One of the difficult challenges in treating diseases like cancer, atherosclerosis, stroke, arterial occlusion, and others, is that the drugs effective against the diseases are also often toxic to the body’s healthy tissues, causing collateral tissue damage and side effects. One approach to dealing with this challenge is to direct the drugs directly at the tumor, and one way to try to do this is with magnetic nanoparticles, coated with the drug, direct by magnetic fields.

Springer Nature Open Research Day


Support, commitment and the future of open access publishing. Here’s a summary of the discussions for Springer Nature Open Research Day. This blog is also available on our China gateway.

EJNMMI Research will receive its first Impact Factor in 2016!

Launched in 2010, EJNMMI Research is an exciting journal which aims to be a platform of lively scientific exchange on new findings in basic, translational and clinical research in nuclear medicine and related matters. It addresses research in biology and medicine together with radiochemistry, radiopharmacy, radiophysics, dosimetry and instrumentation. We are proud to announce that the… Read more »

A SpringerPlus 3rd Anniversary feature this November: Social Sciences

SpringerPlus catches up with Professor Norbert Seel, Editor-in-Chief for Social Sciences this month! Professor Seel studied Education, Psychology, Philosophy and History and earned his doctorate at Saarland University in Germany. His research interests include model-based learning and thinking, inductive reasoning and complex problem solving, the investigation of exploratory learning within technology-enhanced environments, creativity and processes of decision… Read more »